2018 South West Wedding Awards Finals!

As a lot of you know the winners were recently announced for the SWWA’s 2018.

Unfortunately I didn’t win an award this time but I was up against some very talented artists which mostly already own their own studios, so for me as a fairly new freelance artist to even get to be a finalist in such a popular category was a massive massive achievement for me. 

On Monday I got an email I wasn’t expecting from the lovely Tina at SWWA and I honestly cried when I read it. 

This email contained all of the anonymous feedback from my brides who voted for me. I am so very grateful for all your kind words it’s truly melted my heart.

So thank you again to you all for helping me carry on doing what I love! 💖 If anyone is interested in the feedback I received I will post below.

Client Comments for Laura Elisabeth Avery MUA

Laura was fantastic and created exactly the look I wanted. I couldn't have been more delighted with the finished outcome of all the bridal party. Laura was incredibly friendly and a joy to have as part of the getting ready process. I would happily recommend her services. Laura was amazing from the moment I contacted her about doing my hair & makeup for my wedding day. she first set up a trail which we discussed ideas & what I wanted from the look, we discussed what would work and then Laura set to work doing her magic. She made me feel comfortable throughout & on my wedding day couldn't have done more she went over and beyond what was expected. Although the service is expensive I would say its worth every penny (may more!) Laura came to my house to start at 6am in the pitch black without hesitation! Having the bride and 5 bridesmaids to make up she did it all in such a calm manner. She is such a friendly relaxed character who made myself and my bridesmaids feel so at ease at such a daunting time. I could not fault Laura as a person or her work at all- constantly checking we were happy with everything (which of course we always were) being so down to earth made her a pleasure to have with us during our getting ready celebrations. Little extras were no trouble at all for Laura (a bit of make up on the mother of the bride which wasn't planned) I will highly recommment Laura's flawless work to friends- I had so many compliments on how my look didnt change all through the day and night! The photographer even commented on how my hair didn't move at all during the windy photo time! She is just brilliant! Laura has done an amazing job with my hair and make up on my wedding day, she was there on time & made me feel so relaxed whilst getting my hair and make up done. She was an absolute star with my trials as well. she is such a lovely person and concentrated on what I wanted rather than what she thinks will look best! X Laura was incredible from her first response to my email to wedding day. Laura responds to emails and texts quickly and at any time of the day! At the trial she made me feel instantly at ease, having a calming air that instills complete confidence. She listened to my ideas and made me look beautiful. On the wedding day she was very professional and worked quickly yet making it all feel effortless. She was great with my mum and fussy bridesmaids and made us all look great! Her work is beautiful, elegant and lasted all day! Laura put me so at ease it was like having my make up done by a friend. Laura was a pleasure to work with. She did both hair and make-up for me. I couldn’t have been happier with the results. She respectfully listened to my requests, and moved throughout the getting-ready period of the day with a calm, collected stress-free attitude. She made me feel more like a friend than a client. She is a true professional, and has a passion for her work. I would highly recommend her – she’s worth every penny. Laura was absolutely brilliant from beginning to end. She welcomed us (My Mum and me) warmly to her house for the trial, and patiently explained all the different options and techniques. She tried different things but always encouraged me to make the decisions about what I wanted and was more than happy to adapt to my needs and preferences. For example, I found the airbrushed foundation a little too heavy and asked her how I could make it appear more natural and she worked to achieve this. Laura also ordered items that I wanted between the trial and wedding to save me a job! On the wedding day itself, Laura was prompt and calm and fitted in in a very relaxed way with my hairdressers, bridesmaids, parents and all the busy-ness going on. She did my make-up beautifully and exactly how I wanted it and I could not have been more pleased with the results. Many people commented on my beautiful and natural looking make-up and I'm very pleased with how it appears in the photographs. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Laura was my hair and MUA for our wedding recently . Can't thank her enough for her personal flair and flexibility ... she was patient, calming and supportive of my every need and it all showed though her amazing work on my big day. She completed two great looks for me and even learned how to fix an Indian veil for my event. Words can't express how good you are Laura. Much love to you xxxx She was brilliant... lovely person aswell always willing to help and answer any of silly questions! Laura took the time to understand exactly what I wanted and on the day was calm and professional. Cannot recommend Laura enough, she put me at ease throughout the whole process, and made me feel like a friend more than a client!! Whereas the person I had booked originally made me panic and was unreliable: I loved my makeup and hair by Laura and it lasted the whole day!! Even in the swealting heat!!! Wish I could have Laura do my makeup every day!! Laura was amazing for my bridal party makeup we looked perfect , she kept me calm on the day and the lead up to the day, I couldn't have asked for more great value for money and she helped dress my bridesmaids and made sure we was all good to go before she left. Such a nice pleasant and professional person. Laura is very talented at what she does and has a real passion for the industry. I couldn't of wished for better hair and make up. Definitely recommend!! Fantastic service and absolutely amazing results . Laura went well above and beyond expectations and made everyone feel amazing. Her outgoing and bubbly personality allowed me to relax and fully enjoy the morning of preparation. Would definetly recommend her services especially for something as special as a wedding. Fantastic makeup artist, very talented and goes the extra mile for her brides. Laura is fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. She put everyone at ease, and although professional was super friendly. Everyone commented on my makeup which lasted until the end of the night even after all the happy tears! Laura was simply amazing! From the trial to the actual day Laura was so professional and talented. She made me look exactly how I envisioned and more. She also single handedly gave 5 of my bridesmaids an amazing and different look that complimented each of them. (There was only supposed to be 3 girls on the day but the other two loved Laura's work so much they didn't want to be left out.) Anyone would think this would add so much extra stress on Laura on the morning but she took everything in her stride and was so lovely. Couldn't thank her enough or recommend her more highly. Laura was amazing on my wedding day. She made me look and feel beautiful. She stayed until I was ready to walk down the aisle just incase I need to have a touch up. I always reccomend Laura to any future brides. Lovely person, professional, did a great job, very happy to vote and recommend Laura Laura was amazing!! As a bride that doesn't wear make up she listened to what I wanted and delivered so much more than that!! She kept me calm during the day and really interacted well with my bridal party!! I recommend Laura to anyone thay listens!! She was absolutely amazing. She only had 3 weeks notice and she was so willing to help. She created an absolute masterpiece and I have never felt so beautiful in my life. Laura was absolutely fantastic for my recent wedding. Not just brilliant at her job but a very calming and friendly woman who went out of her way on the morning of the wedding. Nothing was too Much trouble and stayed with me until I no longer needed. A true credit I can't thank Laura enough for what she did for me. From the moment I first met her, I was greeted with friendliness and warmth. I know I was a complete perfectionist and took up a lot of her time prior to the wedding but her professionalism never once faltered and I'm so incredibly grateful for the patience and understanding that she demonstrated throughout our rehearsals. Laura went above and beyond to ensure that I was happy and I could not have felt anymore confident or beautiful on my wedding day. Thanks to Laura's deep passion, incredible knowledge and talent and calming manner I can look back at my special day and know that I looked the very best version of me. I'm my own worst critic and don't take compliments well but I know I looked beautiful on my wedding day and that's thanks to Laura. What a special gift that is... giving girls the confidence to see their own beauty. She needs to be very proud of what she does! Laura is amazing and I'd definitely recommend her to anyone. We had amazing pre trials, felt comfortable throughout. We were 2 brides who don't feel comfortable in too much make up. But we looked natural & gave us the confidence to get photographed & felt amazing. Truly a testament to her profession. Couldn't have asked for better! Great personality and a positive attitude so perfect to have around on the wedding morning. Very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Communication on run up was very efficient. And overall work was to a very high standard - would definitely recommend. Laura is amazing friendly and fun whilst professional and knows exactly what will suit a client x Laura was amazing from my initial trial consultation through to the big day. So professional and listened to exactly what we wanted. I cannot recommend Laura enough, even helped me get into my dress when i was panicking! 

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